Ratings for Dr. David A. Berkman
I found Dr Berkman to be very knowledgable and appropriate. He was a direct, get to the point type of doctor but I don't mind that. His telephone staff needs to work on their communication skills though. Asking the patient what appt type they need, as if we would be familiar with various appt types and then getting testy when I asked what appt types there were. Not so good. Overall I was pleased with my appt with Dr Berkman though.
He didnt listen to what I had to tell him. He talked over me. He made me feel like my symptoms were not as bad as I was making them sound. He blamed all of my side effects of the medicine he put me on, on other meds that I was taking (even though that was not the case). During the beginning of my pregnancy, he didnt seem that concerned about my ulcerative colitis flare up, and just spoke to me over the phone for 10 minutes- prescribing me medication that hasnt made much of a difference. Overall, he's been the worst doctor I have by far ever used. I would not suggest him to ANYONE. I have stopped using him as my GI doctor.
Only had phone consultation following a visit with his nurse practicioner. The Dr.. starting off by demanding I tell him why I had strong feelsing, then told me to stop talking, and then said I was repeating myself. He would not stop himself from talking even when I was trying to tell him I didn't have the medications he was talking about. I switched drs after that.
Very unacceptable communication style, was very unhelpful, did not care about my situation...He just wanted to do every test he could think of without real concern for my well being. Contradicted himself and went back on what was said to me prior to my visit...Very bad experience and wouldn't wish this on anyone!
Dr. David A. Berkman's Credentials
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- Cornell University Medical College (Grad. 1989)
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